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Middlesbrough star v Sheffield United ace: The men leading their sides in the top 6 race



The Championship has seen plenty of action so far this season and as we head into the final months of the campaign the biggest stars are going to need to rise to the occasion.

The play-off race is looking as competitive as ever this season, too, with Fulham making the biggest play of all at the moment as they surge into the top six.

Both Middlesbrough and Sheffield United still have designs on the top six, too, and we think the subjects of our latest FLW Duels piece could be key to those respective charges:

Both Britt Assombalonga and Leon Clarke have had good seasons this year with Assombalonga making a big money move to Boro and Clarke surprising many with his performances this season.

Indeed, it goes to show how good Clarke has been with him trumping Assombalonga in the goals and assists department despite playing in three less games than the Boro man.

Clarke is also demonstrating what a bully he can be going forwards compared to the powerful Assombalonga with more aerial duels being won by him and him being dispossessed far less on average than his counterpart.

The only thing Clarke really lets himself down on in this battle is his passing accuracy but strikers are primarily there to score goals, and he is doing a better job than most right now – Assombalonga included.

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